Nominations open for NK Community Champions

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North Kesteven District Council is looking for local people who go above and beyond for their community.

The NK Community Champions Awards will this year be hosted at the International Bomber Command Centre and compered by BBC Radio Lincolnshire’s Rod Whiting.

People can now nominate local heroes who volunteer their time to tirelessly help others and support the environment, arts, sport and a range of other good causes.

This year, as well as the other eight categories, North Kesteven District Council will introduce a New Award, the ‘Good Neighbour Award’.

This will recognise an individual who has gone over and above for their neighbours, helping them with day to day tasks, checking on them and generally being someone the neighbourhood couldn’t do without.

Council Chairman, Councillor Geoff Hazelwood said: “There is a significant amount of good work undertaken by countless individuals, groups and organisations right across the District, day in, day out all year round, helping our communities to flourish.

“These awards are an opportunity for us all to say thank you to all those unsung heroes from across North Kesteven and I encourage everyone to think about suitable people to nominate in recognition of their kindness, thoughtfulness and community-spirited generosity in support of others.”

A range of community-focused businesses are on board this year and any companies wishing to get involved in the celebration of NK’s Community Champions can get in touch on [email protected]

The categories are:

Good Neighbour Award
An individual who has gone over and above for their neighbours, helping them with day to day tasks, checking on them and generally being someone the neighbourhood couldn’t do without.

Young Achievers Award
A young person aged 19 or under who has shown amazing bravery or excelled in any way, perhaps under adversity, through leadership or in pioneering a community project.

Community Business of the Year
A company or sole-trader whose business initiatives and charitable, neighbourly contributions have made a difference to their local communities.

Community Spirit Award
Personal service to the community through hard work, dedication and commitment.

Contribution to a Better Environment
A group, school, club, business or individual whose actions have a positive impact on the environment, locally, in a broader way or globally.

Contribution to the Arts
Any group, school, club, business or individual whose actions have a positive impact on the cultural richness of the District.

Contribution to Sport
A group, school, club, business or individual whose actions have a positive impact on sports and physical activity locally.

Contribution to Health & Wellbeing
An individual or group that has contributed to the wellbeing of others or excelled in making positive healthy lifestyle changes – physical or psychological – for themselves or others.

Longstanding contribution to an organisation or group
An individual who has contributed a huge amount of their time to a single charity, club, group or organisation.

How to Nominate:

Nominees must be living or undertaking their community work within North Kesteven. Do it online here, download a form or pick one up from your local parish council or NKDC council office.

People must include, as thorough as possible, citation of their service.

If your nominee is shortlisted as a finalist both they and you, as the nominator, will be invited to attend the awards evening in the Autumn.

All nominations must be made by Friday, Aug 17 (Noon) and sent to:

NKDC Community Champions
Communications Team
North Kesteven District Council
Kesteven Street
Sleaford NG34 7EF
Or email: [email protected]